Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

September 7th, 2011

Reporter vs Expert – Why Most Bloggers Are Stuck Reporting

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There are basically two types of bloggers in the world – reporters and experts – and some people perform both roles (usually the experts, it’s hard for reporters to become experts, but it’s easy for experts to report).

If you have ever taken an Internet marketing course or attended a seminar specifically for beginners, you have probably heard about the two different methodologies. Whenever the business model is based on content, and if you blog for money then the model is based on content, people are taught to either start as reporters, or if possible step up as experts.

I’ll be frank; you want to be the expert.

Reporters leverage the content of the experts and in most cases people start off as reporters because they haven’t established expertise. Experts enjoy the perks of preeminence, higher conversion rates because of perceived value, it’s easier to get publicity, people are more likely to seek you…

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October 4th, 2010

Consistency is Important for Business Blogging Success

When you start out posting to your business blog, your readers get accustomed to your style of writing and the content you’re producing. They come to rely on it and if you deviate from it, they may discontinue reading or feel they aren’t at the right blog. Obviously we don’t want this to happen, so below are some important keys to help you stay consistent on your business blog.

Branding your business blog is the key to retaining and building your readership. Branding is simply creating a look that is uniquely yours, including your business logo, your picture or an image that people will automatically associate with you and your business. If you have a blog that is separate from your business website, be sure your brand is consistent throughout both. Even if your brand is simply an avatar of you, having it somewhere on your blog will let readers know…

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October 3rd, 2010

Build Your Business Blog’s Mailing List

Once you get your business blog up and running, you will want to begin building your email list. Building your email list is not too complicated and it requires using a mailing list management system.

To begin, you will need to have a form on your site where people can register to begin receiving email from you. This will give you permission to begin sending email to them on as regular basis.

Using a mailing list management system, you can send to everyone on your list. Using a mailing list makes your relationship with your readers stronger and deeper than just a casual stop to your blog via an RSS feed or email feed.

It is very important to use your email list wisely. You never want to send information that your specific readers will not want. Do not send an email simply for the sake of sending something out. If you don’t…

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October 2nd, 2010

How to Have a Focused Business Blog

Your business blog is probably the single most important tool you can use to gain added traffic to your business and/or your business website. Whether your business blog is part of your website or a separate entity, it is important to know how to focus your blog to help drive customers to it which, in turn, ultimately drives customers to your business.

A focused blog is one that has a specific purpose. Your business blog’s specific purpose it to get others to want to buy your products and/or services. Therefore your business blog should include lots of details about your business including: stories about how your company began, how you came to be the owner of it, where it’s located (if it’s brick and mortar), etc.

In order to have a focused business blog, you want to avoid getting into too much personal stuff. Some is good and valuable, as it…

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October 1st, 2010

Reach Your Target Market with Your Business Blogging Efforts

Just about every business has a certain group of people they’re trying to reach, aka their target market. Using a business blog is a smart tool to use for that very purpose. Here is how to use your business blog to reach your target market.

First, you need to determine who your target market is. Is it work at home mom’s, small business owners, large business owners, mom’s who work outside the home, dad’s, single men or women, people who make crafts, jewelry or who are artists? There is a wide array of people who could be your target market, so determine who it is that you will be selling your products or services to.

Once your target market is determined, you can begin directing your blog posts towards them. In your title and the body of the post, use keywords that your potential customers would use to find that item or…

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